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Michael Bush

Michael Bush - #29 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 06/16/1984
Birthplace Louisville, KY
College Louisville
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 4th round, 1st pick by Raiders

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
114 411 5

Week 10 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Michael Bush, Kamerion Wimbley and John Kasay as its Players of the Week.

In victory, Palmer shows his value

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
He wasn't the best player on the field on Thursday night, but Raiders QB Carson Palmer showed he may be the most important to his team's success. 

Raiders hand Chargers fourth straight loss

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 12:53 a.m. ET
Carson Palmer threw two TD passes to Denarius Moore, and Michael Bush ran for a season-high 157 yards to lead Oakland to a 24-17 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Raiders hope three RBs equals No. 1 run game

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Raiders are hoping that three RBs — Darren McFadden, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones — will make them the top-ranked rushing attack in the NFL. 

Report: Raiders RB Bush signs RFA tender

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Michael Bush decided to sign his restricted free-agent tender and report to camp, ESPN's John Clayton reported on Saturday.

Raiders will make offensive free agents top priority

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Raiders might lose a lot of talent in free agency, but they are hoping to hold on to their two top offensive players set to hit the market: TE Zach Miller and RB Michael Bush.

Raiders determined to keep RB Bush

Posted March 20, 2011 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
Although RB Michael Bush is set to become a free agent, Oakland owner Al Davis doesn't want to break up his RB tandem of Bush and Darren McFadden, according to AFC Whispers.

Raiders tender TE Miller, RB Bush

Posted March 05, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Raiders TE Zach Miller and RB Michael Bush, both fourth-year veterans, each received restricted free-agent tenders, according to The Associated Press.

Raiders RB Bush arrested for drunk driving

Posted Feb. 12, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Michael Bush was arrested early Saturday for drunk driving, according to WLKY.com. He was arrested in Indiana at about 4:30 a.m.

Raiders finish undefeated vs. AFC West

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Michael Bush rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and the short-handed Raiders beat playoff-bound Kansas City 31-10 Sunday to gain a unique NFL distinction.

McFadden reclaims backfield in return explosion

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
If Darren McFadden was playing through an injury Sunday, it certainly didn't look like it.

Raiders RB Bush proves he can carry the load

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
All it took was a Darren McFadden hamstring injury for the Raiders to rediscover that they have another great back on the roster: Michael Bush.

Raiders RB McFadden out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.

Raiders RB McFadden handling heavy workload

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Raiders' record fell to 1-2 on Sunday after PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal from 32 yards out in the final seconds, but one Raider continued his impressive early-season showing.

McFadden finally showing he can be lead back

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
After entering the league with very high hopes and proceeding to disappoint for two consecutive seasons, Darren McFadden finally appears to have figured it out.

Raiders RB Bush questionable for opener

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Michael Bush is listed as questionable for the season opener Sunday against the Titans after breaking his left thumb this preseason.

Raiders have talent; do they have depth?

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
I picked the Raiders to beat the Chargers in the AFC West, writes PFW's Eric Edholm, but I am concerned for one major reason: depth.

Injuries more significant than thought for Raiders' Campbell, Bush

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
Head coach Tom Cable said Sunday that QB Jason Campbell's injury is more significant than a stinger, and RB Michael Bush will have a surgical procedure on his left thumb.

Ravens hope Redding regains effectiveness

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Although he's been an underachiever since signing a big contract in 2007, according to AFC Whispers, the Ravens expect newcomer Cory Redding to play a big role in their defensive line.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 18, 2012
The Chicago Bears have placed Bush on season-ending injured reserve because of a rib injury and signed Kahlil Bell to take his place.||||||| Losing Bush is another blow for the struggling Bears. They've dropped five of six after a 7-1 start and are coming off a loss to Green Bay that clinched the NFC North for the Packers. Signed to a four-year deal to give the Bears depth in the backfield with Matt Forte, Bush appeared in 13 games and ran for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Bell was waived by Chicago in October.
Posted Sept. 24, 2012
While starting in place of the injured Matt Forte, Bush had 55 yards on 18 carries and scored the game's only offensive touchdown in the Bears' 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.||||||| It's unknown if Bush will get another start. The Bears were hoping Forte would practice this week. "Eventually we'll get (Forte) back out there," coach Lovie Smith said. "Exactly when, I don't know that right now. I just know every day I see him doing a little bit more so I'm hopeful."
Posted March 22, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with Bush.||||||| Bush will join Matt Forte, who got a franchise tag from the Bears, in Chicago's backfield. Bush played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders, gaining 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and scoring 21 touchdowns. The powerful 245-pound back had his most productive season in 2011, setting career highs in rushes (256), yards (977), touchdowns (7), receptions (37) and yards receiving (418).
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Bush ran 23 times for 70 yards and caught two passes for 24 in Saturday's 16-13 OT win at Kansas City.||||||| With Darren McFadden showing no signs of returning, Bush will likely start a do-or-die Week 17 matchup with state rival San Diego.
Posted Nov. 21, 2011
Bush carried the ball 30 times for 109 yards and a TD during Sunday's 27-21 at Minnesota.||||||| Bush has been tremendous in filling for the injured Darren McFadden, compiling 461 rushing yards and two scores over the last four games. He, however, could return to his backup role if McFadden is healthy enough to go in Week 12.

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